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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Luncheon to discuss Ernest May's unique ability to serve as a bridge between history and policy.

Ernest May, a member of the Belfer Center's board of directors until his death this past June, was a world renowned historian of international relations and foreign policy. He was a member of the Harvard faculty for over 50 years. He served Harvard in many roles, including as the Dean of Harvard College, the Director of the Institute of Politics and as Chair of the History Department.

His first book, The World War & American Isolation 1914-17, was published by Harvard University Press in 1959, and won the George Louis Beer Prize of the American Historical Association for the best work of that year. Ernest was the author of several other books, including Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision-Makers (Free Press, 1986), written with Richard Neustadt. In 1988 he received the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, with Neustadt.

In 2002, Ernest was awarded the American Historical Association's Award for Scholarly Distinction, for pioneering research in international relations. From 2003 to 2004, he was senior advisor to the 9/11 Commission.

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